Posts in category "ShawChicago"

Review "Pygmalion" (ShawChicago): Bloody Brilliant Depiction

Review "Pygmalion" (ShawChicago):  Bloody Brilliant Depiction
The short description of Pygmalion might be ‘My Fair Lady without the music.’ That explanation would truly be a disservice to George Bernard Shaw. Although I love the musical, especially the movie version with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, for its pageantry and catchy tunes, it does not fully capture the radical aspects of Shaw’s play. He intricately and... Read more »

"James Barrie's Quartets" (ShawChicago): Engaging Triple-Play

"James Barrie's Quartets" (ShawChicago):  Engaging Triple-Play
ShawChicago Theatre Company presents James Barrie’s Quartets. Steering away from their namesake, ShawChicago closes its season with a tribute to the man behind “Peter Pan.”  For this showcase, Director Robert Scogin has selected three one-act plays to perform by a quartet.  Scogin expertly directs the same four actors playing all the parts.  As is the ShawChicago hallmark, the talented... Read more »

"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago): A Rich Screwball Comedy!

"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago):  A Rich Screwball Comedy!
ShawChicago presents THE MILLIONAIRESS.  Epifania Fitzfassenden is a rich lady.  She has everything that money can buy… but love.  Her boyfriend uses her for her wealthy connections.  And her tennis player husband, Alastair is cheating on her.  Epifania decides to make some changes in her life.  She is going to get divorced and get a... Read more »
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"Mrs. Warren's Profession" (ShawChicago): Looking for a different career path?

          The play is morally rotten…the story…the incidents… the characters are wholly immoral and degenerate… the play is an insult to decency.         -New York Herald, October 1905 ShawChicago presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession.  Kitty Warren is a businesswoman, a single mother – and a whore.  Vivie Warren is a college graduate, a detached daughter,... Read more »

"Androcles and the Lion" (ShawChicago): Talented Lion is Too Big for Its Cage!

#25. ShawChicago presents Androcles and the Lion.  The Romans like a good game.  The coliseum packs the spectators in to watch death by lion. The prey is Christians.  When the Christians decide to not fight back, the sport loses its competitive edge.  The martyrs are ruining the entertainment value.  Caesar doesn’t know what to do.  The... Read more »

"Noel Coward in Two Keys" (ShawChicago): Double Play = Home Run!

It’s been twenty years but I still remember the moment and location of my greatest heartbreak.  The taste of my beer.  The look in his eyes. The feel of my blood rushing to my face.  The  sound of absolute silence as a piece of me hit the floor with a dull thud.   The smell of... Read more »
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Review "Arms and the Man": Well-Acted, Comedic Pretend!

      ShawChicago presents    Arms and the Man    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) through May 15  |  tickets: $10-$22  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A young girl is enchanted by war.  Her plan for survival is to close her eyes and cover her ears.  When the enemy advances through her... Read more »

Review "Candida": Love Shawtime!

     ShawChicago presents      Candida    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn (map) through November 8  |  tickets: $10-$22   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Everyone loves the Morells but nobody wants to talk about it! ShawChicago presents Candida, George Bernard Shaw‘s play about... Read more »

7, 26, 3, K, 4: The combination to Rip Shaw before Seagull!

I’m mostly playing the numbers and letter this stretch of 8 in 7! 10.20.10  Seven Brides & Seven Brothers at Drury Lane Oakbrook 10.21.10  26 Miles by Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre at Chicago Dramatists 10.22.10  Rip Nelson by Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary’s Attic 10.23.10  Candide by ChicagoShaw at Ruth Page Theatre 10.23.10  3 Sisters... Read more »
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Review "The Doctor's Dilemma": Same Healthcare Issues 1906 vs 2010

A timeless treatise on today’s healthcare debate?     ShawChicago presents   Doctor’s Dilemma   Written by George Bernard Shaw directed by Robert Scogin DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) thru May 10th  |  tickets: $10-$22  | more info  By Katy Walsh Who to save? If allotted only enough serum to cure one patient,... Read more »